OF THE YEARS 3000
SAO PAULO MAC ( MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART) PARC IBIRAPUERA
FROM 7 OCTOBER TO 15 DECEMBER 2006, FRED FOREST INVITES ALL
ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BIENNIAL OF THE YEAR 3000, A
BIENNIAL IN WHICH ARTISTS AND CITIZENS TAKE POWER AND EXERCISE
THEIR RIGHTS TO THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THE FREEDOM OF IMAGE
YOUR PRESENCE, EITHER THROUGH IMAGES, WORDS OR BOTH, WILL
BE HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT.
ACTIVELY PASS ALONG THIS PROPOSITION THROUGH ALL YOUR PERSONAL
THE SUCCESS OF THIS INITIATIVE WILL ALSO BE YOUR SUCCESS AND
WILL DEMONSTRATE THE CAPACITIES OF ARTISTS TO SELF-ORGANIZE
AGAINST DIFFERENT CULTURAL POWERS AND THE EXISTING INDUSTRY,
USING THE TOOLS OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION AND THE INTERNET.
CONTRIBUTIONS WILL BE DISPLAYED IN A LOOP ON THE MAC IN IBIRAPUERA
PARK AND UPDATED PERIODICALLY
This year Fred Forest is organizing the Biennial of the year
3000 in São Paulo from 7 October to 13 December 2006.
A Biennial that breaks free from the official Biennial, because
it is a digital, planetary, participatory biennial, a biennial
without selection and consequently, truly democratic.
Fred Forest has always played an important role as a pioneer.
In 1973, he was already involved in the creation and performance
of street art, participatory art, protest art, and social
art. Over thirty years later, these art forms constitute an
important part of today's artistic practices given the slowness
of cultural institutions to assimilate innovation. This Biennial
of the year 3000 will happen in the same places as the Biennal
of the year 2000: in the Mac USP, Ibirapuera Park. It will
affirm with strength and independence that art does not stay
tied to past concepts. It will demonstrate that in an age
where the Internet is helping to abolish the concepts of time
and space, and where the aesthetics of communication invades
all symbolic and social dimensions, art does that remain stagnant.
The making of art is first done with our senses, and our senses
are not created from obsolete concepts when the world.